With SJCE You Get Clean Energy and Competitive Rates.
Your electricity will be more renewable and carbon free and your generation rates, inclusive of fees, will be 1% below PG&E generation rates. You’ll see three different charges on your bill—you can compare them in the chart below.
You can also upgrade to TotalGreen for 100% renewable energy. It will cost the average home about $5-10 more per month than GreenSource, our default product.
Use our bill calculator to compare your costs and savings.
Sample residential cost comparison*
*Based on a typical residential usage of 445kWh under the E-1 rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and the SJCE rates effective September 1, 2018. Actual costs will vary depending on usage and other factors. This estimate is an average of seasonal rates. The PG&E renewable energy content is in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2018.
SJCE GreenSource generation charges, plus PG&E added fees, are 1% below PG&E generation charges. Since generation charges typically make up around half of a customer's bill, customers will see an overall discount of about 0.5% with SJCE. This adds up to a $2 million in savings each year across our community.
WHAT ARE THESE CHARGES FOR?
This pays for your source of power and how much electricity you’re using. Your rate will vary, depending on the type of service you choose: GreenSource, TotalGreen or PG&E service.
PG&E Added Fees
PG&E does add a fee for SJCE customers to your bill, called the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment but also known as the PCIA or “exit fee.” The PCIA is meant to ensure that SJCE customers pay the difference between what PG&E paid for power contracted to serve them prior to their switch and its current market value. As shown in the chart above, SJCE GreenSource service is still cheaper than PG&E, even with the added fees.
PG&E still delivers your electricity on existing power lines and maintains the lines. The PG&E delivery rates are the same for everyone.
CARE, FERA AND MEDICAL BASELINE DISCOUNTS
Customers enrolled in SJCE continue to receive the same California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), or Medical Baseline discount within their PG&E delivery charges. There is no need to reapply.
In fact, these customers save even more with SJCE because their electric generation charges are 1% cheaper.
SJCE electric vehicle (EV) rate schedules, EV-A and EV-B, mirror those of PG&E. If you are already enrolled in PG&E’s EV charging rate plan, you'll continue to get these rates with SJCE – with cleaner power and a 1% discount on generation charges.
PG&E maintains all customer account information, so all rate change selections are still made through PG&E. If you would like to enroll on an EV rate, contact PG&E’s customer support line. Your rate selection will be communicated to us by PG&E.
Calculate Your Costs and Savings
Use our Excel residential bill calculator to compare SJCE GreenSource and TotalGreen costs with PG&E rates. If you have your bill handy, use the rate schedule and kilowatt hour (kWh) information on your bill to compare costs and savings.
The calculator is most accurate for seeing the typical savings one will experience with SJCE. It will not be able to perfectly recreate your actual bill, due to variations in billing cycles, local utility tax rates, etc. Customers with CARE rates and EV rate plans can also use the calculator to see their savings under GreenSource or their costs under TotalGreen.
When downloading, you may receive a warning about a Macro. That is normal. The macro allows the user to reset the data without manually deleting data fields. The calculator functions just fine without the macro, so enable the macro or not as you see fit.
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